Earlier this week, the first poster for Sonic The Hedgehog: The Movie arrived. Reactions were mostly mixed at best, as all it showed was the iconic character's silhouette. A few days later, a grainy image found its way online along with people claiming that it was an official second poster for the upcoming movie. While the reactions to the first poster were mixed, the reactions to the second were nearly all negative, with many long-time fans hoping that it wasn't real. Well, it has now been confirmed as the real deal, and fans are pretty bummed about it.
The second Sonic The Hedgehog poster features the curiously long (and human-looking), furry blue muscular legs of the speedster dangling over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. As far as posters go, it's rather unremarkable and maybe even a little bland. But, for fans, it's a whole lot worse than they ever thought imaginable and they immediately started posting about it on social media. One man posted a picture of himself in front of the poster at a movie theater, sitting on the ground with his head in his hands and another with his face looking to the sky for answers.
Sonic The Hedgehog executive producer Tim Miller recently revealed that the idea behind the new design of the character was always going to be based on reality. Fans were a bit put off when noticing that Sonic now has fur, but these long legs are too much for some to take. In reaction to the new poster, one fan simply posted a gif of Luke Skywalker screaming "No!" from The Empire Strikes Back as he learns that Darth Vader is his father. Another Sonic fan posted a gif of Ron Burgundy crying in a phone booth from Anchor Man.
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In addition to the anger and sadness over the latest Sonic The Hedgehog poster, others have taken their frowns and turned them upside down with humorous memes, many of which are NSFW. Let's just hope that the facial design is more cartoon-like to make up for the really bizarre body that he has going on because the fallout will likely be much worse if it is revealed that Sonic has a human face. There have already been some fan mock-ups and they have not been pretty.
Sonic The Hedgehog is all set to hit theaters on November 8th, 2019 and our first look at the character should be on the way soon. Ben Schwartz is voicing Sonic and Jim Carrey will is voicing the villainous Doctor Robotnik. As for when that full look at the character's face will arrive, that is a mystery for the time being. While we wait for that big reveal, you can check out some of the poster reactions to the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie from Paramount below.
The Sonic poster is real... 😭 pic.twitter.com/zXxtR8T5L0— Gajan Kulasingham (@gogogajman) December 14, 2018
It's really shame on me for subjecting myself to that level of disappointment three times. 😂— Mad Shaman (@DysphoricShaman) December 14, 2018
But shame on the movie industry, too. pic.twitter.com/oMMWdxHog2
Long boy... pic.twitter.com/PVSPIMunF7— Paul Masson (@paulmassonbrand) December 14, 2018
That look like.... pic.twitter.com/vzwSGaEQp5— Aaron Graf (@Acorn1213) December 13, 2018